20 Most Recent Panasonic PT-61HX41 61" Rear Projection Television Questions & Answers

It sounds like the typical convergence failure. Two IC's will need replaced and look for any open resistors in the proximity of those chips. Part# stk392-110 for IC's

Bill W

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011

You have a "Static Convergeance" problem.
If the problem has been getting worse over the time period of say 3 months, then you have component failure. Probably electrolytic capacitors drying up.
If it went wrong all of a sudden, you possibly have dry joint, possibly contacts on plug/sockets.
Carefully check for problems and bear in mind that nothing will be very obvious.
Hope this helps.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 02, 2010


Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 25, 2010

Your TV most likely has one or more possible problems.

Problem #1: Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem
  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

2c07611.pngSolution #1

You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.

Problem #2 CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

TV set after fluid change


2c07611.pngSolution #2

What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 26, 2009

It could be a component short or crack on the power supply board. Open the back of the TV and look for signs of defect. The power supply board is the brown one on the right with huge capacitors.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 24, 2009

vertical ic

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 30, 2007

Probably power supply failure

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 11, 2020

The MENU button might be only on the remote control.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 10, 2020

Contact Shaw directly to inquire about applicable codes.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 02, 2020

The power supply is failing.

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 30, 2020

Remove the attaching hardware

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 30, 2020

After the TV is turned on, is the power indicator on?
If you need tv parts you can link to https://www.abctay.com to search the tv parts number.

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 16, 2020

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